There has been a lot of argument over whether the military judge in the trial of Major Nidal Hasan was right in not imposing a gag order on the defendant. I think it was a good decision to let him say whatever he wants. Here is why:
Not only is he making it clear that this was an act of terror and an act of war, which benefits the victims, who have been victimized again by the government's decision to call it workplace violence, it also has allowed Hasan to clarify a point about Sharia law that seems to have been overlooked in his writings that have been published by Fox News.
"Hasan declares that American democracy and Shariah law are incompatible. "There is an inherent and irreconcilable conflict. ... in an American Democracy 'we the people' govern according to what 'we the people' think is right or wrong; even if it specifically goes against what All-Mighty God commands." (See full link in the Fox article)